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Old 06-02-2004, 21:02   #1
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What Powder do you Competition Guy's use for the .223
With 50-55 gr. Bullet's for best Consistant Accuracy.
My Rifle is a Savage with 1-9 Twist 24" Barrel.
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Old 06-04-2004, 20:11   #2
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You might try looking here. I have found that every rifle has a certain combination that it just seems to like the best. If you can get small amounts of various powders and try 5 rounds of different formulas, you can find what your rifle likes.......and dislikes.

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Old 07-07-2004, 17:30   #3
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Accurate Arms 2230 gets my vote with a 55 grain bullet. I load 25.0
grains with a Hornady soft point, sub-moa in my Savage and my AR.

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Old 10-11-2004, 13:42   #4
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According to this book ( Complete guied to reloading )Hodgdon BL-C2 has won more competitions than any other 223 powder.I to am new to reloading and unless things change it the powder I am going to buy first. it also covers the most ammount of weights in the same book.
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Old 06-05-2005, 21:22   #5
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The best powder is the one that your rifle likes the most... Buy a pound of a couple of different powders adn try them all out.... I like in this order h322, h335, benchmark and then blc2..... Check out for some really good info and load data...
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Old 07-28-2005, 22:06   #6
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I've had very good luck with Varget. I used 24.5 grains with a 69gr. Sierra Matchking HP in Lake City cases.
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